Advancement Communications Coordinator


The Advancement Communications Coordinator supports The University of Toledo Foundation as well as the UToledo Alumni Association through marketing / brand consultation, social media management, communications and graphic design in a variety of media.

As a member of the advancement services team, this position partners closely with internal and external stakeholders to create engaging, strategy-driven visuals and storytelling.



  • Plan and create content for use across numerous communications channels, including but not limited to print, direct mail, website, email and video.
  • Provide regular planning, content, and monitoring of Foundation and Alumni Association social media accounts.
  • Collaborate closely with the Foundation and Alumni teams to support and execute tailored marketing and communications projects that are part of broader development, stewardship and alumni engagement strategies at UToledo and its colleges and programs.
  • Provide proofreading and editorial assistance on communications to ensure overall quality, consistency, and alignment with the UToledo brand.


  • Serve as a liaison to UToledo Marketing and Communications team.
  • Act as resident expert on UToledo editorial and visual style and maintain guidelines for the Foundation and Alumni Association as part of that style.


  • Determine workflow improvements for creative and review process as needed.
  • The above duties reflect management’s assignment of essential functions; it does not prescribe or restrict the tasks that may be assigned.


  • Bachelor’s degree in Communications, Marketing or related discipline. Degree must be completed prior to application.
  • Minimum 2 years’ relevant, professional communications experience
  • High competence in Microsoft Office, social media platforms and comfort level with technology of all types.
  • Working knowledge and familiarity with Adobe Creative Suite (Photoshop & InDesign).
  • Exceptional customer service mindset, with demonstrated professionalism to internal and external stakeholders.
  • High proficiency in project management, attention to detail, prioritization of work and organizational skills.
  • Familiarity with trends in communications, marketing and higher education.
  • Eagerness and ability to learn new skills, software and responsibilities.


  • Experience with photography, and audio and video recording, editing and design
  • Basic familiarity working with project management software (Wrike, Monday, Asana, etc.)
  • Experience or basic familiarity with HTML and website content management systems (e.g. WordPress, Squarespace).

A cover letter addressing your specific interest in the position is required for consideration. Please also include three professional, published writing samples with your application. All samples must be original work, meaning written solely by the applicant and not supplemented by artificial intelligence tools. All documents should be submitted as one file. Position will remain open until filled with priority to applications received by March 29th.

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